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Blazing Trails for Women in Pro Sports

Apr 16, 2014
Like many kids, Susan O’Malley had to write a paper in junior high about what she wanted to be when she grew up. But unlike many kids— and some adults—O’Malley had a very clear idea about what she wanted to do. 
“I knew I wanted to run a sports franchise. And my teacher wrote on the paper, ‘nice but not really realistic,’” says O’Malley.
Good thing she didn’t listen to that teacher. 

5 Reasons Your Small Business Should Apply for Our $10,000 Prize

Dec 12, 2013

The holidays often represent both the best of times and the worst of times for small businesses.  While sales may be booming, small business owners face tough decisions regarding operating hours, time-off for employees, holiday bonuses, sales goals, and year-end reviews.   However, there’s one decision you can make for your business this holiday season that’s smart and simple―applying for the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®.

VIDEO: Construction CEO Shares How She Overcame Stereotypes

Apr 30, 2013

Linda Alvarado knows a thing or two about overcoming gender stereotypes. The president and CEO of Alvarado Construction Inc. in Denver, Colorado, rose to the top of a male-dominated industry despite her encounters with sexism and made history as the first Hispanic (male or female) owner or co-owner of a Major League Baseball franchise, the Colorado Rockies.

Entrepreneurs Share How They Built It at Summit Panel

Apr 30, 2013

Five successful entrepreneurs at different stages of their companies’ development appeared at America’s Small Business Summit 2013 to talk about the future of startups, scaling their businesses, and branding for longevity.

The Wall Street Journal's Small Business Editor Vanessa O’Connell moderated the Journal’s “How I Built It” panel discussion during the U.S. Chamber’s April 29-May 1 event in Washington D.C.

Governors are Reforming Regulations and Cutting Taxes

Apr 29, 2013
At America’s Small Business Summit, Govs. Paul LePage (R-ME), Tom Corbett (R-PA), and Scott Walker (R-WI) discussed what their states are doing to create jobs and grow their state economies. Gov. Corbett summed up their work: “It’s the environment we create that helps make private sector jobs.” Regulatory reform and tax cuts top the list.


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